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Children and Schools     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.211, h-index: 18)
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Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.191, h-index: 8)
Classical Receptions J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 3)
Clinical Infectious Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59, SJR: 4.742, h-index: 261)
Clinical Kidney J.     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.338, h-index: 19)
Community Development J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.47, h-index: 28)
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Contributions to Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 10)
Critical Values     Full-text available via subscription  
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Digital Scholarship in the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.296, h-index: 22)
DNA Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.42, h-index: 77)
Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Early Music     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.124, h-index: 11)
Economic Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 63, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 52)
ELT J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.26, h-index: 23)
English Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.311, h-index: 10)
English: J. of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.144, h-index: 3)
Environmental Entomology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.791, h-index: 66)
Environmental Epigenetics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Environmental History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.197, h-index: 25)
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Epidemiologic Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.917, h-index: 81)
ESHRE Monographs     Hybrid Journal  
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.1, h-index: 6)
European Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 6.997, h-index: 227)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Imaging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 2.044, h-index: 58)
European Heart J. - Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
European Heart J. - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes     Hybrid Journal  
European Heart J. Supplements     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.152, h-index: 31)
European J. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.568, h-index: 104)
European J. of Intl. Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 160, SJR: 0.722, h-index: 38)
European J. of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.09, h-index: 60)
European J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 1.284, h-index: 64)
European Review of Agricultural Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.549, h-index: 42)
European Review of Economic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.628, h-index: 24)
European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41, SJR: 2.061, h-index: 53)
Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Family Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.048, h-index: 77)
Fems Microbiology Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.687, h-index: 115)
Fems Microbiology Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.126, h-index: 118)
Fems Microbiology Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 7.587, h-index: 150)
Fems Yeast Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.213, h-index: 66)
Foreign Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.859, h-index: 10)
Forestry: An Intl. J. of Forest Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.903, h-index: 44)
Forum for Modern Language Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.108, h-index: 6)
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Gastroenterology Report     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Genome Biology and Evolution     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 3.22, h-index: 39)
Geophysical J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 1.839, h-index: 119)
German History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.437, h-index: 13)
GigaScience     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Global Summitry     Hybrid Journal  
Glycobiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.692, h-index: 101)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.505, h-index: 40)
Health Education Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.814, h-index: 80)
Health Policy and Planning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 1.628, h-index: 66)
Health Promotion Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.664, h-index: 60)
History Workshop J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.313, h-index: 20)
Holocaust and Genocide Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.115, h-index: 13)
Human Molecular Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 4.288, h-index: 233)
Human Reproduction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 78, SJR: 2.271, h-index: 179)
Human Reproduction Update     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 4.678, h-index: 128)
Human Rights Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.7, h-index: 21)
ICES J. of Marine Science: J. du Conseil     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.233, h-index: 88)
ICSID Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ILAR J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.099, h-index: 51)
IMA J. of Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.329, h-index: 26)
IMA J. of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.351, h-index: 20)
IMA J. of Mathematical Control and Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.661, h-index: 28)
IMA J. of Numerical Analysis - advance access     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 2.032, h-index: 44)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.37, h-index: 81)
Industrial Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.184, h-index: 15)
Information and Inference     Free  
Integrative and Comparative Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.911, h-index: 90)
Interacting with Computers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.529, h-index: 59)
Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.743, h-index: 35)
Intl. Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 1.264, h-index: 53)
Intl. Data Privacy Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Intl. Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.835, h-index: 15)
Intl. Immunology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.613, h-index: 111)
Intl. J. for Quality in Health Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.593, h-index: 69)
Intl. J. of Constitutional Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60, SJR: 0.613, h-index: 19)
Intl. J. of Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 148, SJR: 4.381, h-index: 145)
Intl. J. of Law and Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.247, h-index: 8)
Intl. J. of Law, Policy and the Family     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.307, h-index: 15)
Intl. J. of Lexicography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.404, h-index: 18)
Intl. J. of Low-Carbon Technologies     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.457, h-index: 12)
Intl. J. of Neuropsychopharmacology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.69, h-index: 79)
Intl. J. of Public Opinion Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.906, h-index: 33)
Intl. J. of Refugee Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.231, h-index: 21)
Intl. J. of Transitional Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.833, h-index: 12)
Intl. Mathematics Research Notices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 2.052, h-index: 42)
Intl. Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.339, h-index: 19)
Intl. Relations of the Asia-Pacific     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.539, h-index: 17)
Intl. Studies Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.998, h-index: 28)
Intl. Studies Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 2.184, h-index: 68)
Intl. Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.783, h-index: 38)
ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.155, h-index: 4)
ITNOW     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.102, h-index: 4)
J. of African Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.647, h-index: 30)
J. of American History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 0.286, h-index: 34)
J. of Analytical Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 1.038, h-index: 60)
J. of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 2.157, h-index: 149)
J. of Antitrust Enforcement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
J. of Applied Poultry Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.563, h-index: 43)
J. of Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.341, h-index: 96)
J. of Chromatographic Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.448, h-index: 42)
J. of Church and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.167, h-index: 11)
J. of Competition Law and Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.442, h-index: 16)
J. of Complex Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.165, h-index: 5)
J. of Conflict and Security Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.196, h-index: 15)
J. of Consumer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 4.896, h-index: 121)
J. of Crohn's and Colitis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.543, h-index: 37)
J. of Cybersecurity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
J. of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.69, h-index: 36)
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Journal Cover European Heart Journal
  [SJR: 6.997]   [H-I: 227]   [49 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 0195-668X - ISSN (Online) 1522-9645
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  • John McMurray MD FESC
    • Authors: Ozkan J.
      Abstract: John McMurray of Glasgow is championing the cure of heart failure 
      PubDate: 2017-10-07
       
  • Heartfailurematters.org
    • Authors: Dickstein K.
      Abstract: A unique tool from the Heart Failure Association of the ESC for physicians, nurses and patients 
      PubDate: 2017-10-07
       
  • The Geoffrey Rose Lecture 2017
    • Authors: Nicholls M.
      Abstract: Simon Capewell focused this year’s lecture on the best methods for prevention of cardiovascular disease 
      PubDate: 2017-10-07
       
  • Andrew Hurst Henderson, 1930–2017
    • Authors: Fraser A; Newby A.
      Abstract: An eminent academic cardiologist and intellectual mentor who left us this year 
      PubDate: 2017-10-07
       
  • Holger Thiele MD
    • Abstract: From Lübeck to Leipzig 
      PubDate: 2017-10-07
       
  • The ESC Textbook of Vascular Biology
    • Authors: Paneni F.
      Abstract: Editors: Rob Krams and Magnus Bäck
      PubDate: 2017-10-07
       
  • Special issues in heart failure: pulmonary hypertension, deranged
           potassium levels, and haemodynamic profiles
    • Authors: Lüscher T.
      PubDate: 2017-10-07
       
  • What can haemodynamic profiles teach us about heart failure in the
           paediatric population'
    • Authors: Blanton R.
      PubDate: 2017-10-07
       
  • Serum potassium in patients with chronic heart failure: once we make a
           U-turn where should we go'
    • Authors: Pitt B; Rossignol P.
      Abstract: This editorial refers to ‘Associations of serum potassium levels with mortality in chronic heart failure patients’††, by M. Aldahl et al., on page 2890.
      PubDate: 2017-09-26
       
  • Dangerous relationships: aortic stenosis and transthyretin cardiac
           amyloidosis
    • Authors: Gargiulo P; Perrone-Filardi P.
      Abstract: This editorial refers to ‘Unveiling transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis and its predictors among elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement’††, by A. Castaño et al., on page 2879.
      PubDate: 2017-09-05
       
  • Haemodynamic profiles of children with end-stage heart failure
    • Authors: Chen S; Dykes J, McElhinney D, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractAimsTo evaluate associations between haemodynamic profiles and symptoms, end-organ function and outcome in children listed for heart transplantation.Methods and resultsChildren <18 years listed for heart transplant between 1993 and 2013 with cardiac catheterization data [pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP), right atrial pressure (RAP), and cardiac index (CI)] in the Pediatric Heart Transplant Study database were included. Outcomes were New York Heart Association (NYHA)/Ross classification, renal and hepatic dysfunction, and death or clinical deterioration while on waitlist. Among 1059 children analysed, median age was 6.9 years and 46% had dilated cardiomyopathy. Overall, 58% had congestion (PCWP >15 mmHg), 28% had severe congestion (PCWP >22 mmHg), and 22% low cardiac output (CI < 2.2 L/min/m2). Twenty-one per cent met the primary outcome of death (9%) or clinical deterioration (12%). In multivariable analysis, worse NYHA/Ross classification was associated with increased PCWP [odds ratio (OR) 1.03, 95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.01–1.07, P = 0.01], renal dysfunction with increased RAP (OR 1.04, 95% CI 1.01–1.08, P = 0.007), and hepatic dysfunction with both increased PCWP (OR 1.03, 95% CI 1.01–1.06, P < 0.001) and increased RAP (OR 1.09, 95% CI 1.06–1.12, P < 0.001). There were no associations with low output. Death or clinical deterioration was associated with severe congestion (OR 1.6, 95% CI 1.2–2.2, P = 0.002), but not with CI alone. However, children with both low output and severe congestion were at highest risk (OR 1.9, 95% CI 1.1–3.5, P = 0.03).ConclusionCongestion is more common than low cardiac output in children with end-stage heart failure and correlates with NYHA/Ross classification and end-organ dysfunction. Children with both congestion and low output have the highest risk of death or clinical deterioration.
      PubDate: 2017-08-19
       
  • Associations of serum potassium levels with mortality in chronic heart
           failure patients
    • Authors: Aldahl M; Jensen A, Davidsen L, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractAimsMedication prescribed to patients suffering from chronic heart failure carries an increased risk of impaired potassium homeostasis. We examined the relation between different levels of serum potassium and mortality among patients with chronic heart failure.Methods and resultsFrom Danish National registries, we identified 19 549 patients with a chronic heart failure diagnosis who had a measurement of potassium within minimum 90 days after initiated medical treatment with loop diuretics and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin-II receptor blockers. All-cause mortality was examined according to eight predefined potassium levels: 2.8–3.4 mmol/L, 3.5–3.8 mmol/L, 3.9–4.1 mmol/L, 4.2–4.4 mmol/L, 4.5–4.7 mmol/L, 4.8–5.0 mmol/L, 5.1–5.5 mmol/L, and 5.6–7.4 mmol/L. Follow-up was 90 days from potassium measurement. We estimated the risk of all-cause mortality using multivariable adjusted Cox proportional hazard model, with normal serum potassium level at 4.2–4.4 mmol/L as reference. After 90 days, the mortality in the eight strata was 14.4, 8.0, 6.3, 5.0, 5.8, 7.9, 10.3, and 21.1% respectively. In multivariable adjusted analysis, patients with potassium levels of 2.8–3.4 mmol/L [hazard ratio (HR): 3.16; confidence interval (CI): 2.43–4.11], 3.5–3.8 mmol/L (HR: 1.62; CI: 1.31–1.99), 3.9–4.1 mmol/L (HR: 1.29; CI: 1.08–1.55), 4.8–5.0 mmol/L (HR: 1.34; CI: 1.10–1.63), 5.1–5.5 mmol/L (HR: 1.60; CI: 1.29–1.97), and 5.6–7.4 mmol/L (HR: 3.31; CI: 2.61–4.20) had an increased risk of all-cause mortality.ConclusionLevels within the lower and upper levels of the normal serum potassium range (3.5–4.1 mmol/L and 4.8–5.0 mmol/L, respectively) were associated with a significant increased short-term risk of death in chronic heart failure patients. Likewise, potassium below 3.5 mmol/L and above 5.0 mmol/L was also associated with increased mortality.
      PubDate: 2017-08-14
       
  • Uncommon cause of dyspnoea after percutaneous closure of the left atrial
           appendage
    • Authors: Orban M; Brunner S, Massberg S, et al.
      Abstract: A 69-year-old female with persistent atrial fibrillation and history of recurrent strokes presented with progressive shortness of breath. Three years ago, percutaneous closure of the left atrial appendage (LAA) for stroke prophylaxis was performed using an Amplatzer Amulet® device (St. Jude Medical, MN, USA).
      PubDate: 2017-08-01
       
  • Unveiling transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis and its predictors among
           elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis undergoing transcatheter
           aortic valve replacement
    • Authors: Castaño A; Narotsky D, Hamid N, et al.
      Abstract: AbstractAimsTransthyretin cardiac amyloidosis (ATTR-CA) has been reported in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) but its prevalence and phenotype are not known. We examine elderly patients with severe symptomatic AS undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and determine the prevalence and phenotype of ATTR-CA non-invasively.Methods and resultsWe performed technetium-99m pyrophosphate (99mTc-PYP) cardiac scintigraphy prospectively on patients who underwent TAVR, to screen for ATTR-CA. Transthoracic echocardiography and speckle-strain imaging were performed. We assessed the association of several parameters with ATTR-CA using multivariable logistic regression and constructed receiver operating curves to evaluate the best predictors of ATTR-CA. Among 151 patients (mean age 84 ± 6 years, 68% men), 16% (n = 24) screened positive for ATTR-CA with 99mTc-PYP scintigraphy. Compared with patients without ATTR-CA, ATTR-CA patients had a thicker interventricular septum (1.3 vs. 1.1 cm, P = 0.007), higher left ventricular (LV) mass index (130 vs. 98 g/m2, P = 0.002), and lower stroke volume index (30 vs. 36 mL/m2, P = 0.009). ATTR-CA patients had advanced diastolic dysfunction with higher E/A ratio (2.3 vs. 0.9, P = 0.001) and lower deceleration time (176 vs. 257 ms, P < 0.0001); impairment in systolic function with lower ejection fraction (48% vs. 56%, P = 0.011), myocardial contraction fraction (26 vs. 41, P < 0.0001), and average of lateral and septal mitral annular tissue Doppler S’ (4.0 vs. 6.6 cm/s, P < 0.0001). While ATTR-CA patients had more impaired global longitudinal strain (−12 vs. −16%, P = 0.007), relative apical longitudinal strain was the same regardless of ATTR-CA diagnosis (0.98 vs. 0.98, P = 0.991). Average S’ best predicted ATTR-CA in multivariable logistic regression (odds ratio 16.67 per 1 cm/s decrease with AUC 0.96, 95% confidence interval 0.90–0.99, P = 0.002) with a value ≤6 conferring 100% sensitivity for predicting a positive 99mTc-PYP amyloid scan.ConclusionsTransthyretin cardiac amyloidosis is prevalent in 16% of patients with severe calcific AS undergoing TAVR and is associated with a severe AS phenotype of low-flow low-gradient with mildly reduced ejection fraction. Average tissue Doppler mitral annular S’ of < 6 cm/s may be a sensitive measure that should prompt a confirmatory 99mTc-PYP scan and subsequent testing for ATTR-CA. Prospective assessment of outcomes after TAVR is needed in patients with and without ATTR-CA.
      PubDate: 2017-08-01
       
  • Is it time to recognize a new phenotype' Heart failure with preserved
           ejection fraction with pulmonary vascular disease
    • Authors: Borlaug B; Obokata M.
      Abstract: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is common and contributes to increased morbidity and mortality in people with heart failure (HF) with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).1 Pulmonary hypertension in HFpEF is initially felt to be a reflection of passive elevation in downstream pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP), but in some patients, sustained PAWP elevation leads to pulmonary vascular remodelling.2 This causes further elevation in pulmonary artery (PA) pressure that leads to development of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction and pulmonary gas exchange abnormalities, which ultimately contribute to adverse outcomes.3–7 These changes in the right heart and lungs were formerly considered to be limited to end-stage HFpEF, but recent data have revealed abnormalities in PA vasodilation and dynamic RV-PA coupling even in the earliest stages of HFpEF.8 The current evidence base is not sufficient to recommend pulmonary vascular targeting therapies for people with HFpEF,2 but novel therapies that target the PA vasculature may hold promise in this regard.
      PubDate: 2017-04-17
       
  • MitraClip improves mitral valve geometry in complex organic mitral
           regurgitation: insights from three-dimensional-echocardiography
    • Authors: Debonnaire P; van der Kley F, Ajmone Marsan N, et al.
      Abstract: An 81-year-old male was referred for evaluation of symptomatic severe mitral regurgitation with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III–IV symptoms.
      PubDate: 2017-01-10
       
  • Pulmonary hypertension in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction:
           a plea for proper phenotyping and further research †
    • Authors: Hoeper M; Lam C, Vachiery J, et al.
      PubDate: 2016-12-23
       
 
 
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